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Monday, September 14, 2015

September Book Club

Dartmouth Club of the Midwest

September Twin Cities Book Club



Please join us for the September Twin Cities Book Club.  Everyone (spouses, significant others, etc.) is welcome.  Let us know if you're coming so we can let the host know how many to expect!  Thanks.

Book:  John Marshall: Definer of a Nation by Jean Edward Smith

Date:  Monday, September 14

Time:  7pm

 Location:  2509 Cherrywood Rd., Minnetonka, 55305

 RSVP:  Suzanne Wall at suzannemwall.com

 

Plan ahead:  October's book is Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

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GARY GILSON ’57 PERFORMS HIS ONE-MAN SHOW

Enjoy our own local celebrity... 
 
GARY GILSON ’57 PERFORMS HIS ONE-MAN SHOW

 
 
 
Two dates set for the NEW VERSION of Gary Gilson's storytelling show —
 
“You Don’t Have To Be Jewish . . . But It Couldn’t Hurt!” — 
 
Sabes Jewish Community Center in St. Louis Park. Sept. 19 and 20
 
Tickets, at $20, online:
 
Excerpt from a review by the veteran critic Jeremy Iggers:
 
“Gilson has great comic timing, but he does more than tell jokes. Over the course of the show, Gilson strung together poignant family stories, entertaining anecdotes about his encounters with Hollywood and Broadway show biz celebrities, and even a few basic Yiddish lessons. Gilson comes across as not just a very funny guy but also a real mensch—one of the words he defines in his Yiddish lesson. The musical accompaniment by pianist Phil Aaron and saxophone/clarinet player Dale Mendenhall hit just the right notes, evoking the sounds and the mood of bygone eras.”
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Great new stories added since sold-out show at Humor Festival. 
 
* PEOPLE OF ALL BACKGROUNDS respond to this memoir-and-humor show
  with lots of laughter, nostalgia and — sometimes — tears. 

  Listen to Maureen S., of Colorado Springs: “I’m Catholic, and I laughed
  so hard I was crying. I recognized my own family in those stories.

  Many photos and live music support the themes. 
 
* Gary’s father was a carny; Mom’s family filled with showbiz folk.
 
* Gary had a long TV career in N.Y., L.A. (5 Emmy Awards) and the Twin 
  Cities, working with zanies, geniuses and frauds. All fodder for great 
  stories.
 
* Gary has continued to develop the show with the goal of doing benefits 
  for charitable organizations, with a very enthusiastic response.
 
Performances at 7 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20  Directions to the JCC at: www.sabesjcc.org    Free parking.

DCMW Book Awards


DCMW Book Awards
The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest sponsors annual Book Awards to deserving high school juniors at nearly 50 schools in Minnesota each year. This program enables us to keep Dartmouth's name visible in high schools, and offers us the chance to reach out to each recipient with congratulations-and to suggest that he or she might want to consider applying! Our Book Awards are unique in that the recipients are high school juniors; most other top school book awards are presented to seniors who have already made their college choices. Please consider sponsoring a book award this year with a contribution of $40.  For those of you who have specific schools you wish to sponsor, we can do that on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact me at your earliest convenience with your interest at mvanmetre81@gmail.com.  There are also some opportunities to attend award ceremonies at the high schools and congratulate the recipient(s) in person.
 
Your contribution can be made in two ways: via PayPal on our Club's website (link below) OR via mailing a check, made out to DCMW, to my address at 5224 Forslin Drive Edina 55436.

Again, a $40 contribution per school sponsored and a quick email to me (mvanmetre81@gmail.com) to affirm your interest is all it takes.  Last year we more than doubled the prior year's number of sponsors, with 30 alumni funding 36 sponsorships.  Let's see if we can bring that number up to 50 this year!  Please join me in supporting this very visible and important effort of the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest.

Thanks for all you do for Dartmouth.

Molly Sundberg Van Metre '81

Book Awards Chair

T-Shirt Drop and Admitted Students Reception



The Class of 2019 T-Shirt Drop and Admitted Students Reception

Thanks again to everyone for interviewing so many candidates for Dartmouth this year. The Admissions decisions will be released on March 31st. Interviewers can access the results on their I-track page on April 1.

Our annual delivery of Dartmouth T shirts to the accepted candidates will be on Thursday, April 2.   We will meet in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis.  Please join me at 6:00 pm at Salsa A La Salsa (formerly Boneyard Restaurant & Bar) 2841 Hennepin Avenue South (3 blocks north of Lake Street, across from the Uptown YWCA).  There is a parking lot next to the restaurant.  We'll have refreshments and pass out names, addresses, maps and T shirts for delivery. It is always great fun to meet these students, so please put it on your calendar and help us welcome them to our Dartmouth family.

The reception for the accepted students will be on Monday, April 13th, from5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Library on the 2nd floor of the Minneapolis Club, which is on the corner of Second Avenue and Eighth Street in downtown Minneapolis (parking in the ramp behind the Club – enter from Eighth Street).

Dennis Ryan '81
DCMW District Enrollment Director

Annual Ice Skating party

Our annual ice skating party at the Lake of the Isles was a blast as usual!  A big thanks to Christi Strauss for hosting us for hot cocoa and other refreshments at her home on the lake.

 

Class of 2019 Admissions Interviewing


Class of 2019 Admissions Interviewing 

The Admissions interviewing season is here again. Last year Dartmouth received more than 21,000 applications and, after a 10% increase in this year's Early Decision applications, it appears there are even more applicants this year. We expect nearly 300 applicants from Minnesota. 
 
Dartmouth needs your help. Alumni interviews are one of the great distinguishing factors for the College. Candidates are able to develop a personal relationship with an alum.  And the Admissions office obtains critical insights often not found anywhere else in the application. We believe this leads to better decisions by Admissions. We know it leads to a higher percentage of accepted candidates deciding to attend Dartmouth rather than one of the many other great schools where they have been accepted. 
 
In the next two weeks our District Enrollment Director, Dennis Ryan ’81, will be assigning interviews to those of you who have interviewed in the past and anyone else who would like to participate. If you are interested or would like more information about the interviewing and admissions process, please contact Dennis at dennis.ryan@faegrebd.com or dennis.m.ryan.81@alum.dartmouth.org or call him at (612) 766-6810. You can also get more information by using the following link to the Dartmouth Admissions website 

Please be sure your VON e-mail is active. This is the only way we can assign interviews, so please check your account by clicking here. 

Thank you for your continuing support of Dartmouth College Admissions. 

High School Book Awards Program

The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest sponsors annual Book Awards to deserving high school juniors at nearly 50 schools in Minnesota each year. This program enables us to keep Dartmouth's name visible in high schools, and offers us the chance to reach out to each recipient with congratulations-and to suggest that he or she might want to consider applying! Our Book Awards are unique in that the recipients are high school juniors; most other top school book awards are presented to seniors who have already made their college choices. Please consider sponsoring a book award this year with a contribution of $40.  For those of you who have specific schools you wish to sponsor, we can do that on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact me at your earliest convenience with your interest at mvanmetre81@gmail.com.  There are also some opportunities to attend award ceremonies at the high schools and congratulate the recipient in person.

Again, a $40 contribution per school sponsored and a quick email to me (mvanmetre81@gmail.com) to affirm your interest is all it takes. Please join me in supporting this very visible and important effort of the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest.

Thanks for all you do for Dartmouth.
Molly Sundberg Van Metre '81
Book Awards Chair

Class of 2018 Admissions Interviewing


The Admissions interviewing season is here again. Last year Dartmouth again received more than 23,000 applications and, while processing is not quite finished, it appears there are even more applicants this year. We expect nearly 300 applicants from Minnesota.

Dartmouth needs your help. Alumni interviews are one of the great distinguishing factors for the College. Candidates are able to develop a personal relationship with an alum. And the Admissions office obtains critical insights often not found anywhere else in the application. We believe this leads to better decisions by Admissions. We know it leads to a higher percentage of accepted candidates deciding to attend Dartmouth rather than one of the many other great schools where they have been accepted.

In the next two weeks our District Enrollment Director, Dennis Ryan ’81, will be assigning interviews to those of you who have interviewed in the past and anyone else who would like to participate. If you are interested or would like more information about the interviewing and admissions process, please contact Dennis at dennis.ryan@faegrebd.com or dennis.m.ryan.81@alum.dartmouth.org or call him at (612) 766-6810. You can also get more information by using the following link to the Dartmouth Admissions website.  Please be sure your VON e-mail is active. This is the only way we can assign interviews, so please check your account by clicking here.

Thank you for your continuing support of Dartmouth College Admissions.

Dennis Ryan recognized by Alumni Council
Each May brings the end to the term of one of the three councilors representing the Club Officer's association and this year sees us bid farewell to Dennis Ryan. Dennis has served both the COA and the Council tirelessly and in great manner for many years, and his contributions have made both organizations much stronger - usually without any heraldry or fanfare. We owe Dennis many thanks and offer him sincere good wishes for the future.
-- From the Alumni Council newsletter

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